Full Fall Season of Events
Open Through December
Weekly Family Programming
Holiday Fun For All
[New York – October 2023 — LongHouse Reserve announces a full schedule of Fall events and will be open five days a week through December 31st. All are welcome to enjoy weekly programming for the whole family, current and permanent artworks on display, craft and making projects, and leaf peeping as the trees across 16 acres put on their annual Fall foliage extravaganza.
On Thursday Evenings through November, experience the power of plants and art at dusk as LongHouse extends hours until 7pm. Each week is a special program—a film on October 12, poetry and music on October 19, and a special evening honoring Día de Los Muertos on November 2, celebrating our ancestors with Oscar Molina and his migration series of sculptures.
Fall Foraging allows visitors to touch and gather leaves, pine cones, and acorns to help create a community meditation circle, made from natural plant material. We’ll provide a basket for you to collect fallen leaves as you wander around and invite you to engage with our project of peace.
Halloween Weekend kicks off with our annual party for our dog friends, with Canines in Costume on October 28th from 10am – 12pm, bring your furry friends to LongHouse dressed in their Halloween costumes for a romp on the great lawn, with treats, and companionship. This is a collaboration with ARF. Spend the weekend with us in your own costume, LongHouse will become a weekend-long festival of fun, impromptu parades, special art projects, and sweet refreshments
LongHouse Illuminated returns Friday and Saturday evenings in December; 1,2,8,9,15,16. Visit LongHouse after dark and roam the garden paths lined with lights and glowing sculptures. NeoPolitical Cowgirls will perform Zima, as creatures in the woodlands while they roam the grounds. Warm up in the pavilion with a holiday market of festive music, food, drinks, and art and jewelry made by local artists.
Visit Wyatt Kahn’s three corten steel sculptures as part of Life in Abstract – Parade, Painting the Painter, Umbrella – in partnership with the Public Art Fund, Daniel Arsham’s Bronze Eroded Venus de Milo, Steven and William Ladd’s Right Here Right Now, and Maren Hassinger’s Monuments 3 and 6, woven from branches on the property.
Member Mornings are every Saturday from 10am – 12pm, before LongHouse opens to the public. Come early for Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Jason Amis, arts and crafts for kids with Shine Studio, and wandering the gardens before visitors arrive.
For more information or to sign up for our weekly emails visit www.longhouse.org
East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve is 16-acre integrated environment created by artist, collector and world-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) with a mission to inspire living with art in all forms. Over the past two years, LongHouse has transitioned from a founder-led to board and staff-led public institution, serving the community with vast open space, programs in art, nature, and wellness, providing a sanctuary for Long Island and beyond. The sculpture garden, featuring more than 60 outdoor works—including permanent collection works by Yoan Capote, Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Sui Jinguao, and Willem de Kooning, and seasonal loans from artists such as Wyatt Kahn, Maren Hassinger, and Ai Wei Wei—encourages exploration and contemplation for new and repeat visitors alike. As of this year, the garden is fully open to the public for education and enjoyment, with a next chapter of activating Larsen’s home (a modernist structure based on the Shinto Shrine at Ise) and the extensive collections.
LongHouse Reserve inspires and empowers visitors of all ages to see and think in new ways, and to incorporate art and design into their lives, invoking an ongoing act of creation that is renewed by the diverse communities drawn to its values and purpose. Whether visitors return to see a favorite garden or walk the grounds in search of a new installation, LongHouse is always changing and always new.
LongHouse Reserve is open April – December, Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30pm until 5pm. A Membership allows you to visit LongHouse Reserve throughout the season. General admission is $20, with reduced price tickets for seniors and students, and no charge for children, veterans or active-duty personnel. More information is available at www.longhouse.org.
Top Photo © Richard Lewin.